SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court will not consider the case of a Bloomington man who claims he is innocent of the 1993 murder of a Bloomington gas station attendant.
Jamie Snow asked the state’s high court to hear his petition that faulty eyewitness testimony and unreliable information from jail inmates contributed to his allegedly wrongful conviction in the death of William Little during an apparent robbery of the former Clark Station.
Snow’s defense lawyer Tara Thompson with the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project said Thursday that the court did not give a reason for its decision not to hear the case.
Among the options under consideration for Snow is a petition in federal court, said Thompson, based on claims that Snow’s constitutional rights were violated.
“I’m disappointed but this isn’t the end of the road for Jamie’s case. I still firmly believe in his innocence,” said Thompson.
The McLean County state’s attorney’s office has opposed Snow’s appeals at the local and state level. State’s Attorney Ron Dozier said recently that he does not believe Snow has raised any new issues or offered new evidence in his effort to prove he did not commit the crime.